Public Allies Central Florida is one step closer to its inaugural launch after 15 local non-profits met with each of 50 applicants from across the nation.
Public Allies Central Florida is one step closer to its inaugural launch after 15 local non-profits met with each of 50 applicants on August 31, 2010. The applicants traveled to Orlando’s Disney Entrepreneurial Center from all over the county to meet with and be interviewed by host organizations.
The event was organized much like speed-dating – allowing the applicants to sign up for 15-minute interview sessions with the organizations they would most like to work with. The organizations represented 25 open Public Ally positions, ranging from foster care recruiters to community outreach specialists.
The Public Ally program is a national model of community service that develops new leaders for non-profit organizations through 10-month paid apprenticeships. The plans to bring the program to Central Florida began when Family Services of Metro Orlando was selected earlier as one of three national expansion sites.
“We are excited about what Public Allies is going to contribute to the non-profit sector here in our community,” said Karla Radka, Site Director for Public Allies Central Florida. “Family Services made an excellent choice to take the initiative in this start-up process and we are going to see some incredible results in the near future.”